OK Guys. Thanks so much. I was being WAY TOO optimistic and was hoping to utilize time off of work to play and get in some serious diving.
The doctor was able to reattach long head of bicep (100% detached)), Reattached and repair supraspinatus (20% left, prior), Unable to attach supbscap, (but probably won't miss it) and reattach SLAP tear (50% detached). What does this mean … IF I'M SMART … I'll probably have a fairly normal functioning shoulder for the next 15 years or so. Pretty exciting since I did this when I was 16 and have no idea what normal is.
I am 3 weeks out of surgery and will not be working for several months so I'll still take a trip to Thailand. I've been cleared to snorkel if I can rig up a waterproof sling to stabilize and abduct elbow. I'll figure it out. Mainly, though, I'll play tourist, do some cheap exploratory tours and maybe take a sailing trip involving snorkeling,
DiverDoug1 "interscalene nerve block for immediate post-op pain control. " OMG, that was the bomb! For the first time in my adult life, my upper traps and scalene muscle were not in spasm for a week! Neither my neck nor shoulder hurt. Highly recommended!
Thanks for all the input, maybe I'll get in some diving soon! Off to Thailand in 2 weeks with no U/W kit nor dive gear. Probably gonna be the easiest trip I'll ever make.